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The Octonauts and the Great Ghost Reef

Written and Illustrated by Meomi

"All [the Octonauts books] hold the attention of the grownups, the teenager, and the school-age tike in the house. Seriously, everyone should run out and get these."
- BoingBoing

"Too many children's books talk down to kids, thinking that talking on their level equates to dropping IQ points. It's refreshing to read The Octonauts & the Frown Fish, a smart and entertaining kids book… it's fun and teaches a lesson to look past the exterior and appreciate what's inside."
- Ain't It Cool News

San Francisco, California - October 15, 2009 - Immedium proudly announces the publication of The Octonauts & the Great Ghost Reef, written and illustrated by the popular design team Meomi. From their undersea "Octopod" base, the Octonauts are a team of eight adorable undersea explorers (including a brave polar bear, a big-hearted penguin and a scientific sea otter) who are always ready for new and exciting voyages.

In their fourth adventure, the Octonauts travel to a large reef city. When they arrive, they discover that the once bustling waters have turned into a ghost town! The colorful coral has turned an eerie white and buildings lay empty and crumbling. The Octonauts explore the different reef 'neighborhoods', from mangrove forests to seagrass meadows, to learn about the plants and animals that make up this strange tropical world. Will the crew be able to find clues to solve the mystery of the Great Ghost Reef?

Meomi's lushly detailed and colorful illustrations will dazzle readers' imaginations and tickle their funny bones. Vancouver Magazine named their first book The Octonauts & the Only Lonely Monster a "Best Buy: The Octonauts has gained an international cult following for its beautifully rendered and vibrant illustrations (and refreshingly sassy characters)." The sequel The Octonauts & the Sea of Shade of Shade was described as "a feast for the eyes" by CM Magazine while the Children's Book Review offered this praise, "The illustrations are colorful and super cute, and the stories are full of innocent fun."

The winsome and intrepid Octonauts have attracted a worldwide audience, from children and their parents to teachers and designers. Visit the Octonauts website for more information!

$15.95, hardcover, Children's Picture Book, ISBN: 978-1-59702-019-0, 11 x 8, 36 pages

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About the Author

Meomi is Vicki Wong (Vancouver) and Michael Murphy (Los Angeles). Meomi's characters have appeared on clothing, toys, merchandise and magazines worldwide. They are the designers of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic mascots and have created art and animation for numerous international clients. Meomi likes giant sea snails, ukuleles, and afternoon tea. Visit them at www.meomi.com.

About Immedium

Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.